Category: Culture

Brigida González \ Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Brigida González \ Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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• December 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

The geometry of the Festival Hall developed from the topographical conditions, placing it in an adequate relationship with the existing Passionsspielhaus. The building’s form and positioning both relate to the impressive landscape setting defi ned by the rock formations in the back, and to the dynamic presence of its neighboring historical counterpart. This existing building […]

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Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

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• December 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

As part of the San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program, Tom Eliot Fisch and Paulett Taggart Architects renovated the historic Golden Gate Valley Branch Library in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Completed in 1918 as a Carnegie library, the two-level brick and terra cotta Beaux-Arts structure was designed by Ernest Coxhead in the […]

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Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (1)

The cityscape in all its variety—the idyllic Baltic Sea, the broad expanse of skyline dotted with spires, and the urbanized plane of Töölönlahti was the incentive to design a building that concentrates on the vertical. In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District, an essential component of the design involved creating a public […]

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Competition Entry: Light Forest - The Helsinki library \  MenoMenoPiu Architects

Competition Entry: Light Forest – The Helsinki library \ MenoMenoPiu Architects

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Helsinki library will be situated in the new green heart of Helsinki. The project will occupy 4500m² of the site. The intention is to replace the existing green that MenoMenoPiu Architects subtract to the park in a indoor environment perfectly controlled. MenoMenoPiu Architects decided to conceive the building as a tree forest enclosed in […]

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Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

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• November 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Daegu Library site is situated in the heart of city of Daegu, the 3rd largest city in South Korea. With the design of the Daegu library we wanted to fully embrace the expanding role of the modern library as a center of both knowledge and community. By reversing the traditional library layout, moving the […]

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Helsinki Centra Library / OODA

Helsinki Centra Library / OODA

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• November 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Designed by OODA, this competition intent was to establish a proposal for a Central Library to Helsinki that aims to incorporate a combination of personal cultivation, culture enhancement and entertainment. The library has been transformed from a space to read into a social center with multiple responsibilities. Consequently it needs to be thought as a functionally versatile meeting […]

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Competition entry: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium \ Andrea Maffei Architects

Competition entry: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium \ Andrea Maffei Architects

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• November 13, 2012 • Comments (0)

Andrea Maffei Architects made a design whose intention was to allow people to feel very close to the activity within, to the athletes and football players, to the exciting atmosphere in which the spectator is involved directly in the games. At the same time Andrea Maffei Architects also wanted to design a space which was flexible, that […]

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Borgobello Puppet Theatre \ HOF

Borgobello Puppet Theatre \ HOF

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• November 10, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Borgobello Puppet Theatre (the first of its kind in Italy) regards the restructuring and conversion of an old military stables building and aims at providing puppet show companies with a stable base in comparison to the former provisional conditions. The original nineteenth century building is located in the historical city centre of Perugia in an picturesque […]

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"Solar Loop" \ Paolo Venturella & MenoMenoPiu Architects

“Solar Loop” \ Paolo Venturella & MenoMenoPiu Architects

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• November 4, 2012 • Comments (3)

Paolo Venturella & MenoMenoPiu Architects shared with us their finalist entry for the LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE in FreshKills Park, New York City. The aim  of the “Solar Loop” is to expose more surface as possible to the southern solar rays. The shape comes directly from the solar diagrams, and deals easily with the sun […]

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Daegu Gosan Public Library \ Patrick O'Carrigan + Partners

Daegu Gosan Public Library \ Patrick O’Carrigan + Partners

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• November 3, 2012 • Comments (1)

Australian-based architectural studio POC+P architects proposal for a new library in daegu, korea, combines four archetypes across culture to create a new symbol. the square, the verandah, the shrine and the courtyard are merged into a simple but powerful form: the grounded-ness of the square, the sheltered path of the verandah, the sanctity of the […]

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